Salisbury’s crime rate drops faster than any other city
SALISBURY, Md. – A new study suggests the crime rate in Salisbury is dropping faster than anywhere else in the country.
According to ‘Your Local Security’s’ study, which pulls from FBI data, Salisbury had the fastest drop in crime between the years 2002 and 2016.
Salisbury Mayor Jake Day tells 47ABC he believes the drop in crime is largely thanks to the city’s efforts to better the relationships of police and community members.
On top of that, Mayor Day says Chief Barbara Duncan has been doing a great job leading the city in the right direction.
Chief Duncan tells 47ABC, the drop is also thanks to various partnerships with other police agencies, as well as funding from the Governors Office of Crime Control and Prevention.
Chief Duncan says the biggest problem they’re seeing now is petty theft.
Chief Duncan said, “So right now, it’s gonna be theft. It’s going to be shoplifting. It’s going to be theft from motor vehicles, crimes of opportunity that hit every single one of our neighborhoods.”
Even though Salisbury’s crime is dropping, Mayor Jake Day tells 47ABC the city did see a spike in violent crime in 2017, but we’re told crime rates have once again gone down in 2018.